Detroit’s Cultural Center


Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) is leading the Cultural Center Planning Initiative (CCPI), an ambitious cultural infrastructure and urban design initiative that brings together 12 legacy arts, cultural and educational institutions to build a collective vision to transform Detroit’s Cultural Center into a more vibrant, connected and accessible district for future generations. The CCPI will invest in green stormwater infrastructure solutions for this 83-acre site, while providing new parking with EV charging stations, as well as safer pedestrian experiences. Long-term, this initiative will also create new and enhance public spaces with beautiful landscaping, lighting, diverse public art and a host of inviting amenities to support outdoor programming experiences, including free public Wi-Fi. Ultimately, the CCPI will increase resilience for the Cultural Center institutions in the face of intensifying environmental stressors related to climate change and aging city infrastructure while also providing a world-class attraction for local, regional, national and international visitors.

Anchor institutions located within this district include: The Carr Center, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, College for Creative Studies, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library, Hellenic Museum of Michigan, International Institute of Metro Detroit, Michigan Science Center, The Scarab Club, University of Michigan and Wayne State University.


We are currently in the process of developing a new organization to represent Detroit's Cultural Center. Our mission statement has not yet been finalized, but we hope to serve and promote the Detroit Cultural Center’s community of arts and cultural organizations through collaborative programming, shared services and communications.

Reason for joining GCDN

We would like to be part of a larger network of Cultural Centers to be able to share information and learn from other districts about their best practices, etc.


Susan Mosey

Executive Director

Annmarie Borucki

Director of Arts and Culture


Joined GCDN: 2023

District Size

83 acres


Michigan, Unites States